Hamilton Leithauser brings something old, something new to The Indy next week

(photo: Josh Goleman) Throughout his perennially-underrated musical career — first as the lead singer of The Recoys, then as the frontman for beloved indie rockers The Walkmen, and now as a solo artist — Hamilton Leithauser has imbued his songs with a bounty of colorful characters. There are misanthropic urbanites (“The Rat,” “We’ve Been Had”), rueful romanticists (“We Can’t Be Beat”), and bitter, disenchanted lovers (“In The New Year.”) Yet he’s never sung about someone as vivid and fully-formed as the titular character of “The Bride’s Dad,” one of the closing tracks on I Had a Dream That You Were [...]

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Live This Month: January 2017 — an audio guide to upcoming SF concerts

http://media.libsyn.com/media/thebaybridged/LTM_January_2017.mp3 Download: Live This Month: January 2017 (Podcast #399) In Live This Month, we sample some of the great local and out-of-town bands performing in the coming month in the San Francisco Bay Area. When it comes to concerts, January is starting 2017 off strong, with a whole bunch of great shows happening locally over the coming month. Oakland prog-inspired band Once & Future Band is celebrating a new album, as is SF singer-songwriter Mark Eitzel. We've also included songs from locals The Sunset Shipwrecks, Russell E. L. Butler, Sarah Bethe Nelson, and Richie Cunning. Worth noting: Nelson and Cunning [...]

Hamilton Leithauser brings typical intensity to show at Independent

Hamilton Leithauser likes to wear crisp suits, has an aristocratic name and led a band — The Walkmen, now on indefinite hiatus — that (sadly) forever lurked in the shadows of their more high-profile, hipper New York City brethren. Not exactly standard criteria for a front man. Yet, Hamilton penned the most bad-ass rock ‘n’ roll song of this millennium. Seriously—listen to "The Rat" again, and you’ll agree. That strange dichotomy is what the made the perennially-underrated Walkmen so enjoyable — they all looked like nice boys, but they were rock stars. Hamilton Leithauser is a rock star. That last [...]

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